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For most women with Uterine Fibroids, cancer is not an issue because fibroids are essentially benign growths in the uterus that can be removed or shrunk. However, in extremely rare cases, instead of a non-cancerous growth, women may be dealing with a type of cancer known as uterine sarcoma. Unfortunately for these women, there is […]

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A recent article published by the AJOG looked at the results of women with fibroids who had either a hysterectomy or UAE. A commentary in the health section of the Reuters website talked about a recent study released by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG) which demonstrated comparable physical or mental quality of […]

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Dr. McLucas comments on a recent U.S. study about the effects of the ‘morning after’ progesterone contraceptive in shrinking fibroid tumors. A recent U.S. study published in the medical literature described the effects of the ‘morning after’ progesterone contraceptive in shrinking fibroid tumors.  While the drug is still experimental, this could be a welcome addition […]

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Did you know that a large percentage of women, like you, bear the burden of dealing with uterine fibroids? Continue reading to find out more facts about fibroids and the embolization procedure. Fibroids stand as a leading problem for a large portion of women. Up to 40 percent of women age 35 and older have […]

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Fibroid treatment costs exceed $21 billion a year. Learn about the most cost effective and viable treatment options available to women suffering from troublesome fibroids. Uterine Fibroid Embolization was back in the spotlight in a recent NY Times article. Author Jane Brody gave a candid account of the experience of a close friend having trouble […]

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A small womens group in Pennsylvania is making fibroid education and other health issues faced by women a priority. Fibroid education for women is becoming a priority with a small womens group in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The group, called Spirit of Women, has teamed up with the Pocono Health System to present seminars that address […]

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UFE or uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative to hysterectomy that takes less than one hour to complete. First performed in 1994, more than 50,000 women worldwide have been treated with the procedure. UFE or uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative to hysterectomy that takes less than one hour […]

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I believe my symptoms started around the age of 30. I just remember feeling very tired all the time. I felt so tired that I really didn’t want to go out. I also had very heavy periods. As I got older, it just got worse. I progressively started to have more pain and more of […]

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Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic fibroids: short-term versus mid-term changes in disease-specific symptoms, quality of life and magnetic resonance imaging results Authors: C. Scheurig, A. Gauruder-Burmester, C. Kluner, R. Kurzeja, A. Lembcke, E. Zimmermann, B. Hamm and T. Kroencke Hum. Reprod. Advance Access originally published online on July 27, 2006 Summary: This study aimed to […]

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This study done by Dr. McLucas assesses patients that have undergone unilateral uterine artery embolization. He followed up with four of the 12 patients to see their symptoms post-operation. Title: Outcomes following Unilateral Uterine Artery Embolization Authors: By: Bruce McLucas, MD, Richard A Reed, MD, Scott Goodwin,MD, Arnold Rappaport, MD, Louis Adler, MD, Rita Perrella, […]

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